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  • New call for Coronavirus research launched on 19 May 2020 with €122 million of additional funding (deadline 11 June 2020)

    2 Jun, 2020
    The European Commission has mobilised an additional €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The call addresses the following topics. 

    Repurposing of manufacturing for vital medical supplies and equipment

    Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

    Behavioural, social and eco...
  • EIT Community COVID-19 Response

    22 May, 2020
    This section presents the measures, activities and solutions powered by the EIT Community, Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem powering entrepreneurs and innovators, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Innovation plays a key role in responding to the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. The world we live in is changing dramatically with significant changes to our society, how we look at opportunities and how we respond to challenges.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has sig...
  • 3D Printing COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative

    15 May, 2020

    3D Printing manufacturers are committed to supporting a united front to address shortages and rising demand triggered by COVID-19 to better help efforts that protect the lives of those impacted by this global pandemic.

    Support for medical device/equipment manufacturers and hospitals/hospital systems:

    The 3DP community is already mobilizing resources to support critical needs. Please access website for more information.

    Join the Initiative:
  • Call for Innovations on COVID-19 Pandemic

    13 May, 2020

    The ENRICH in China project (European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs in China), a initiative funded under Horizon 2020, has just published a call for innovative companies with potential products or services to support the worldwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak. With a range of global investors who are looking for innovative ideas, with completed pilot tests that can be quickly scaled up to tackle the global pandemic. 

  • Open Source Medical Supplies (OSMS)

    12 May, 2020
    A repository of open source plans for medical supplies that can be made anywhere in the world out of local materials, to enable resilient local response to pandemics
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  • 10 innovative coronavirus solutions created during online hackathons

    8 May, 2020

    There has been a flurry of activity online recently related to online coronavirus themed hackathons. What’s wonderful is the cross-border collaboration seen between remote participants, each bringing their experience to the table and working together ‘virtually’ to offer solutions to the only pandemic many of us in Europe have seen in our lifetimes. 

    But what happens after the hackathon is over? With such a buzz of excitement before, we often hear less than a whisper after the...
  • Coronavirus Product Design and 3D Printing Challenge (open source designs)

    6 May, 2020

    With the outbreak of Coronavirus; testing, social distancing, and handwashing have helped prevent the spread of this disease. One area responsible for the further spread is frequently touched surfaces in offices, stores, and workplace areas (i.e. door handles).

    We believe the Cad Crowd community can help prevent the spread by creating open-source product designs for public spaces.

    The contest involves creating products that will be shared under a publicly downloadable open s...
  • Startup Europe Accelerator COVID-19 CHALLENGE

    5 May, 2020
    A Finnovaregio Foundation iniciative to identify innovative ideas and projects which can help in our fight against COVID-19, other virus and other similar sanitary problems.

    Click here to access website
  • NASA Virtual Hackathon to Develop COVID-19 Solutions | May 30-31

    1 May, 2020
    NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) are inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon May 30-31 dedicated to putting open data to work in developing solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    During the global Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge, participants from around the world will create virtual teams that – during a 48-hour period ...

    29 Apr, 2020

    How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?

    Over $1.5 million in prize funding is available for Solve's 2020 Global Challenges, including Health Security & Pandemics.

    Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is the latest in a series of infectious disease emergencies, including cholera, Ebola, SARS, Chikungunya, HIV/AIDS, and influenza. While scientists and drug developers, with support f...
  • Join a COVID-19 Hackathon: 10 Reasons why you Should get Involved

    28 Apr, 2020

    Taking a look at the benefits of joining a hackathon and listing 11 active hackathons working to fight the effects of COVID-19.

    We’re all sitting at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and many of us are feeling pretty helpless. You might have offered to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbour or helped a friend set up Zoom and other remote tools to enable them to work from home. But what if you have skills that can help map COVID-19, create support structures or solve problem...
  • Coronavirus Tech Handbook

    24 Apr, 2020

    The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a crowdsourced library of tools and resources relating to COVID-19  response. It is a rapidly evolving resource with thousands of expert contributors.

    Click here for reference